Star-Crossed
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Star-Crossed

by Franklin Yudkin

Don’t Mess With Texas!

LONE STAR LADY TAKES ON RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE COSMIC WEDDING OF THE AGES
           



Houston, we have a problem. A Lone Star lady wants to marry her beloved Russian cosmonaut. The problem: they want to get married while he’s in outer space and she’s in Houston, and the Russian government is totally opposed to the cosmic union.



“When I first read about these star-crossed lovers,” says Franklin Yudkin, author of the new book Star-Crossed, “I was fascinated with their determination to have an ‘out of this world’ wedding and knew it was a love story for the ages. I couldn’t wait to start writing!”



Yudkin blends fact with fiction in this ‘factional’ story about two star-crossed lovers.  In 2003 an American woman fell in love with a Russian cosmonaut while he was training in Houston, just before the Columbia disaster struck the space program. The story is based on the first - and only - marriage to have taken place in space. There was only one problem - the Russian government was just not ready for their love story.



Katherine, determined to marry Vadim, refuses to let the Russian government stand in their way. Star-Crossed weaves the intricacies of international politics, the race for space, love and romance, NASA, and Russian history into an unforgettable story. A love story sprinkled with stars and peppered with politics...it doesn't get better than this.



Star-Crossed will take readers to the stars and back as it:



    • Shares the details that led to the first cosmic wedding


    • Demonstrates the power of love against all odds


    • Sheds insight into the political and space arena leading up to the Challenger disaster in 2003


    • Leaves readers cheering for love and the power of one lone voice against a political juggernaut


Franklin Yudkin is an attorney at law licensed to practice in Kentucky, Indiana and Connecticut. Star-Crossed is his third novel. In 2007, Yudkin and his wife traveled to Russia for a Tex-Mex dinner with the fiesty Texan and her Cosmonaut husband.



Website: www.starcrossednovel.com



Star-Crossed is available as a hard copy and an e-book on www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.





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